As Republican Senate hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton prep for their first major debate tonight in Colorado Springs, the primary race looks a lot different than many (including us) would have expected six months ago. As KDVR reports, Buck is now being viewed as the candidate to beat on August 10:
Like grassroots-backed conservatives running in primaries in other states, Ken Buck has become the apparent front-runner in Colorado’s GOP Senate primary.
After a strong showing at the GOP state assembly in May, Buck now leads former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, according to a recent Denver Post poll. Norton, however, has countered with her own poll showing her ahead.
But, Buck, who continues to benefit from the outside support of a group called “Americans for Job Security” that’s already spent $1 million on TV ads running on his behalf, is the candidate everyone is going after. And conventional wisdom says — neither the mainstream media nor the opposing party spends a whole lot of time scrutinizing and, in the Democrats case, attacking the candidate who’s behind.
What say you, Polsters? Vote after the jump.